Biological Synthesis of Nanoparticles Using Bacteria

  • Sudip MukherjeeEmail author
  • Susheel Kumar Nethi


Inorganic nanoplatforms represent an attractive tool in different biomedical applications due to their multifunctional property and intrinsic molecular property which help in efficient diagnosis, imaging, continuous monitoring, and successful therapy. Recently, synthesis of inorganic nanoparticles (INPs) by bio-reduction using bacteria and other microorganisms has gained immense popularity due to several advantages over chemical synthesis methods including low cost, less use of toxic chemicals, biocompatibility, and easy to synthesize. In this present book chapter, we have provided a detailed overview of bacteria-mediated green synthesis of INPs, their characterization, and mechanism of synthesis. Finally, we have mentioned the current challenges for the bacteria-mediated synthesis of INPs and their future scopes in various biomedical applications.


Inorganic nanoparticles (INPs) Biosynthesis Bacteria Green Synthesis Microorganism Nanotechnology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Bioengineering, George R. Brown School of EngineeringRice UniversityHoustonUSA
  2. 2.College of PharmacyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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